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Member Since:

May 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post High School Road PRs

Mile         4:30 (2016)

5K          15:24 (2017)

10K        31:48 (2018)

10M       52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:14 (2018)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M, half marathon






Long-Term Running Goals:

2019 Race Schedule

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Half Marathon ?


9/29             Berlin Marathon




Live near DC in Fairfax, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 10.00 Month: 128.50 Year: 4010.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 95.00
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 130.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 196.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 532.50
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 38.50Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 29.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 19.50
Total Distance

AM: 12 easy on the towpath in DC.

PM: 1 hr. pool run

Nasty humidity. everything is covered in water and the shorts are soaked in no time. Very tired today with only 4-5 hrs of sleep. felt terrible this morning.

Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 8 easy in the humidity

PM: 5 easy + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

Hopefully I get used to the humidity again quickly, because it's now marathon season. I'm less than 15 weeks out right now. The mileage will be going up, the pool running will be going up, the drinking and cookies will be going down, and I'll be tired. No more work vacations, no more holidays, just the grind.

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 5.00Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 8.00
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AM: 2.5 WU 2x800,1600,2x800 2.5 CD    2:29, 2:26, 4:56, 2:21, 2:19

PM: 4.5 easy + alt. core routine, stretch, foam rolling

Workout this morning. the first VO2 workout in quite awhile. My legs felt very heavy but eventually, once they were stretched out a bit, I seemed to run just fine. Eventually the volume of workouts will go up and so will my mileage, which means my splits will probably slow. Howver, it's marathon training and the interval sessions are the least important effort of the week, whereas last spring they were probably the most important.

Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 4.50Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 9.50
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AM: 8.5 easy

PM: 5.5 easy + standard core routine, balance board

I forgot my shirt this morning so I could do my normal routine in the gym and had to ask the gym staff nicely to at least let me in to take a shower before work.  Cooler and less humid today. Glide boosts are about done after doing those hikes in them last week.

Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 14.00
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AM: 1.5 hour pool run

PM: 9 miles with .5 straights and curves

long pool run. 1.5 hours can take awhile going back and forth in the pool. Tired during the day, moreso than if I would have run. I'm not sure what pool running does to you but it makes you tired and hungry. I guess I should expect this going over 2.5 hrs of aerobic exercise in a day. If I would count the pool running as real running, I probably would have gone 18 miles today (10min pool running equals a mile land running)

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 9.00
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AM: 2.7 WU 8K tempo 2.7 CD   1600m splits: 5:35, 5:30, 5:19, 5:17, 5:05

PM: 4 miles pretty easy + alt. core routine, stretch.

tired this morning. I think the 1.5 hr pool run/9 mile run combo is the max that I can do on a recovery day.  I was fine once I got going today. That first bit of fatigue is setting in. 

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 10.00
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AM: 11 miles easy. humid

PM: 1 hr pool run

Hot today. tired from last night.

So that's 87 miles this week with 3.5 hrs of pool running. Total "voulume" is 108.

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
Adidas Glide Boost 7 Miles: 38.50Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 29.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 19.50
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